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  1. Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant Societies

    Studies from Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and middle America

    Edited by Raymond Firth, B.S. Yamey

    The formation and management of capital are among the central issues in economic growth, especially in 'under-developed' countries, and form the main theme in this volume. The societies examined vary widely, both geographically and also in terms of types of social and economic structures. First...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Symbols (Routledge Revivals)

    Public and Private

    By Raymond Firth

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book first published in 1971 offers a broad survey of the study of symbolic ideas and behaviour. The study of symbolism is popular nowadays and anthropologists have made substantial contributions to it. Raymond Firth has long been internationally known for his field research in the Solomons...

    Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Themes in Economic Anthropology

    Edited by Raymond Firth

    The main focus of the volume - the processes of choice and decision-making in different economic systems - offers exceptional scope for the convergence of economic and anthropological perspectives. It concentrates on transactions that both express and influence social relationships and values....

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Primitive Polynesian Economy

    By Raymond Firth

    A great classic of British anthropology, Primitive Polynesian Economy is structured as follows: · Problems of Primitive Economics · Food and Population in Tikopia · Knowledge, Technique and Economic Lore · The Labour Situation · Ritual in Productive Activity · Economic Functions of the Chiefs ·...

    Published August 27th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Social Change in Tikopia

    Re-study of a Polynesian community after a generation

    By Raymond Firth

    Re-visiting Tikopia a decade after his first visit, Raymond Firth here examines what impact the forces of modernization had on Tikopia society with regard to economics, law, politics and social affairs. Suffering a famine whilst there, the author also examined the issues of responsibility for the...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Elements of Social Organisation

    By Raymond Firth

    An illuminating introduction to the methods and problems of social anthropology, this book draws on a wide range of illustrations, including Raymond Firth's own experiences in New Zealand, Malaya and the Solomon Islands. The concept of social organisation is discussed with special reference to the...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Rank and Religion in Tikopia (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study in Polynesian Paganism and Conversion to Christianity.

    By Raymond Firth

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Originally published in 1970, this book represents a unique study of beliefs and ritual practices in a pagan religion, and of the processes by which a transformation to Christianity took place. Christianity came to the major islands of Polynesia nearly two centuries ago, and within a couple of...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Tikopia Ritual and Belief (Routledge Revivals)

    By Raymond Firth

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1967, this book gives some of the fruits of the author's study of Tikopia ways of thought as the result of three field expeditions. Most Polynesians became Christians more than a century ago but Tikopia had a substantial pagan population until quite recent years. This book ...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Primitive Economics of the New Zealand Maori (Routledge Revivals)

    By Raymond Firth

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1929, Raymond Firth’s original and insightful study offers an incredibly detailed account of the social and economic organisation of the Maori people before their contact with Western civilisation. Bridging the gap between anthropology and economics, the work covers the class...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  10. We the Tikopia

    A sociological study of kinship in primitive Polynesia

    By Raymond Firth

    Recognized as a major work when first published, this title has, over the years, become a classic. Forming the basis of modern social anthropology, We the Tikiopia stands in the forefront of its literature. The book is an excellent example of fieldwork analysis of a primitive society; a complete...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

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